(2399) Rosencranz Ferry, Bushkill, Pike County, PA

Rosencranz Ferry, Bushkill, Pike County, PA
FES Title:
[no title entered in day books – assigned number]
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Date: 1946
Size: 14″H x 18″W
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 1946
Annotations: en verso on upper stretcher in pencil: summer of 1946 / Rosencranz Ferry Bushkill Pike County, Pa.
Comments: Digital image 6-14-05;form; index;
Commentary: The road in the picture leads down to the Rosencranz Ferry landing. There were twenty-three private and public ferries across the Delaware River from Port Jervis to the Delaware Water Gap between 1736 and 1945. Located one mile north of Bushkill, the Rosencranz Ferry was 10′ wide and 43′ long, a double bottomed flat boat that had space for a maximum of two cars. It also transported farm machinery, farm products, animals, and people. The ferry was guided across the river by a an aerial cable. On May 4, 1945, a low flying plane cut the cable, thus ending the running of the Rosencranz Ferry. (Shukaitis, Nancy. Lasting Legacies of the Lower Minisink. 2007: 113)

Schoonover painted the ferry landing from various perspectives. (See #2329 and #2431a)

Provenance: Given by Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Schoonover to private collection (April 1947)
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